I still have my <uwebd /> mug at home (although the text wore off years ago), and I thank you for providing this site to our community. I support the LinkedIn Group idea, as that platform is already specifically geared toward…"
"-- could be z-index - definitely
-- or, you could try setting wmode=opaque or wmode=transparent (or adding ?wmode=transparent or ?wmode=opaque to the end of your URL when testing on iOS to see if that helps the issue)
-- perhaps this article will…"
"The way that I've handled this type of issue is to have all publishing go through an approval workflow. (Short answer - no one can publish to the live site - they can only edit and submit changes for 'approval').
"In my case, analytics is something I look at often, and I use it to steer me in the direction(s) I need to be going with content strategy-based issues, but as an 'official' core part of my job - I would have to say it is not.
"That would involve making changes to the XSL stylesheets in order for that to work properly (or completely modifying the CSS, which might be a simpler method).
I know Datatel/Ellucian has MOX (Mobile Online Access) but that's for the…"
I am the Webmaster for Victor Valley College in Southern California. I've used Drupal and OmniUpdate (plus many others), but I've not used or seen Terminal Four. We've been OmniUpdate customers since…"
"The built-in OU Campus Dependency Manager should be able to handle this task for you as you move the site to the new location (modify links, paths in code, etc.)
That's a feature that can be turned on by an OU Campus Site Administrator for any…"
"There are also directory variables that you can use - so I would really need to know what you're doing when you want to be able to make this selection from a list, as well as where you want the resulting value of your selection to be…"
"For example, there is a 'filechooser' property that can be used in a template on OUC that allows you to browse/select from live files/folders based on a starting point (directory/path) that you specify.
Don't know whether or…"
"I'm a one man shop, and training sessions were become too time-intensive, so I created some instructional videos.
5-step Beginner tutorials: http://www.vvc.edu/videos/oucampus-5steps/ (about 15 mins w/a left menu)
5-step Intermediate tutorials:…"
"two reports that have greatly helped me are event tracking (which you have to set up, but it is very helpful) and goal funnel visualizations - which can give you tremendous insight as to where site visitors might be dropping out of a pre-defined,…"
We have had SharePoint (2007 and now 2010) since first quarter 2010 and have been using OmniUpdate's OU Campus as our CMS since third quarter 2006.
Both are outstanding products, and both fit extremely…"
Honestly, I have not had the time to move beyond 1-to-1 editing/publishing of static content into developing interactive solutions, although I am seriously exploring an XML export of real-time course catalog/schedule data from our main ERP system to provide a better online class schedule search interface...
I am hoping to have something started in test before the end of this calendar year.
SUNY Stonybrook already did that (using OmniUpdate) and their freshman catalog is now online (using XML/XSL) and is published simultaneously as XHTML and PDF each time it's updated. It's online at: http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/bulletin/current/
Thanks Justin for looking into that for me! Have you used other languages , like PHP, JSP or ColdFusion to extend functionality into your web pages? If so has that been hard or difficult? Any gotchas? Thanks again.
As I did not know the complete answer to your question, I inquired of OmniUpdate Support, and they provided the following response:
"In this scenario, (getting content/data) you would not want an API direct to OU Campus. OU Campus is a push system, where content is created and edited on a staging server then pushed to the production server. An outside app that was interested in up to date content would want to get that content/data from the production server to ensure that it was receiving approved content ( not all content on the staging server will be approved or is ready for the live site/production server).
In this case, based on what content/data is desired, we would configure content to be published in a standard consumable data format ( JSON or XML). New pages, content created in OU Campus can produce multiple outputs to the production server (.pdf, JSON, XSML, CSV etc) from one .pcf file. Then a server side language would be used to reference that data on the production server.
Open APIs to OU Campus are on road map , but not necessarily to access content as I mentioned above you want the content that is on the production server. The APIs will allow institutions to perform actions within OU Campus from an external website/webapp.( A mobile app that would allow admins to check in content, or approve pages, create users , etc)."
I hope this provides you with the information you need!
Does OmniUpdate let you reference the content stored in it via an API? IE I have an outside app that wants some standard content stored in CMS but want to reference it directly from CMS so if it gets updated my App will pick up the new content.
Is it easy to extend with other web programming languages, PHP, Cold Fusion, JSP?
I am new to uwebd and looking for insights into OmniUpdate. Our university has a home grown CMS and we are planning on replacing it. Omni is one of the products we are reviewing. What features do like best that you find really useful and not on most other CMSs? What are your least favorite things about the product?
"I would support using LinkedIn for this group (and have confirmed that I am a member over there). Generally I follow highered topics/people on twitter, but long-range/complicated discussions are impossible on that platform. A combo of…"
"Emergency Alerts for OU Campus allows you to communicate with students, staff, and the community with custom website announcements. When time matters most, make sure your website is the go-to place for info."
"This is the first time I have been here in a long time. Selfishly, I would hope that you would be able to continue the site, but I understand realities. As I re-acquaint myself, I'm seeing a lot of value in what you have tirelessly built.…"
"Hi Mark, in line with many others who have posted, first a big thank you for providing this resource for so many years. I was a keen reader of it and occasional poster a good few years ago. And I loved my Website Hero mug until I dropped it and had…"
"I was a recent addition and did not find too much activity here that I could leverage but LinkedIn does seem to be the logical destination. Perhaps there is interest here and you can crowd source the migration. Migrating the content could…"
"I would be very sorry to see this resource go. I am just a one person shop at my college and feel quite a alone as far as anyone understanding the complexity of what I do. It's a wonderful thing to see people facing the same challenges I face…"
"I wouldn't feel necessary to stick with Ning if the cost isn't a burden. Facebook, LinkedIn, and Slack are all satisfactory options in my opinion. Slack is a great option for more instant communication, and you'll probably find a lot…"
"Thank you Mark, this has been an invaluable resource - particularly for seeing how our cohorts at other institutions approach the problems we all face.
But, as many people have said today, I haven't visited in a while. I think that's…"
"Regardless of where this goes, Mark, thanks for setting it up and running it all these years!
I find it quite useful myself, lurking mostly, but occasionally joining in where it might help us, or I might be able to provide value. I like having this…"
"OK, I give up. I am at Texas A&M, and @tamu.edu is not listed among those allowed to create userids. Can someone either (1) add TAMU.EDU or (2) send me an invitation to uwebd slack? (email@example.com).